too become dangerous, even lethal. when these things happen, they make the news. and we feel something. but what is it? as we watch this story of a man killing others, killing out of vengeance, or dead-end human frustration with human existence itself, what do we make of it? it's easy to tell these stories, as we did last night, and we did, i did, here on television. this story of a former police officer, former military officer who served his country, ending up in a cabin up in the california mountains, fighting it out, knowing that it's all come to this. it's the stuff of old film noir. but last night here it was, a part of the human story. the american story, the story of someone who just couldn't deal with what came. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. one day after president obama corners republicans during the state of the union, republicans have filibustered the president's choice for defense secretary for the first time in american history.